Curriculum vitae

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Education

PhD in Economics, University College London, UK (2011-2014).  "Empirical Essays on the Economics of Public Policy". Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Machin

MPhil in Economics, University College London, UK (2009-2011). Courses passed with Distinction

MSc in Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006-2007). General Average: 9.0/10. Distinction.

BSc in Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000-2005). General Average: 8.85/10. Distinction Magna Cum Laude.


EMPLOYMENT

May 2019- Head of International Affairs, State Secretary. Ministry of the Treasury, Argentina.

2018-Apr2019. G20 Finance Deputy for the G20 Argentine Presidency, State Under Secretary. Ministry of the Treasury, Argentina.

2014-17. Research Economist. Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department and Institutions for Development Department. 

2012-13. Consultant. Inter-American Development Bank, Institutions for Development, and Strategic Planning & Development Effectiveness Departments.

2011. Research Manager. MIT J-PAL Lab Latin America and the Caribbean. 

2010–14. Teaching Assistant. University College London, UK, Economics Department. 

2008-09. Consultant. World Bank, Development Policy Group and Human Development Network. 

2007-09. Research Assistant for Prof. Sebastian Galiani

2004–06. Junior Economist. Estudio Broda & Asoc., Argentina.

2003–09. Teaching Assistant. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Economics Department. 


PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Peer Reviewed Academic Journals

  • "Crime Deterrence: Evidence From the London 2011 Riots" (with B. Bell and S, Machin), Economic Journal, Vol. 124, Issue 576, pp. 480-506, 2014. Featured in The Guardian and the Financial Times.

  • "Crime and Immigration: New Evidence from England and Wales" (with S. Machin), IZA Journal of Migration 2013, 2:19.

  • "The Casual Effect of Compulsory Voting Laws on Turnout: does Skill matter?", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 92, August 2013, pp. 79-93.

  • "Urban infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: public policy priorities", Latin American Economic Review, 2015, 24:13.

BOOKS

  • "The Costs of Crime and Violence: New Evidence and Insights in Latin America and the Caribbean". Laura Jaitman, Editor. Inter-American Development Bank. February 2017. Washington, DC.
    Featured in EFE (Spain), InsigthCrime (regional), TNT24 news (US), El Nuevo Herald (US), La Nacion (Argentina), El Tiempo (Colombia), La Tercera (Chile), Republica (Uruguay), Ministerio del Interior (Ecuador), El Telegrafo (Ecuador), La Nacion (Paraguay), Finanzas Digital (Venezuela), El Mirador Sudamerica (regional), El Salvador (El Salvador), among others.

  • "The Welfare Costs of Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean". Laura Jaitman, Editor. Inter-American Development Bank. October 2015. Washington, DC.
    Featured in The Economist, BBC (UK), El Pais (Spain), Les Echos (France), TNT24 (US), InsigthCrime (regional), El Nuevo Herald (US), Globo TV, Estadao, O Globo, Exame (Brasil), El Universal (Mexico), El Observador, Republica (Uruguay), El Mercurio (Chile), Oxford Analytica (UK), La Nacion, El Economista (Argentina), El Tiempo, La FM, RCN (Colombia), Radio Caracol (Colombia), El Financiero (Costa Rica), Nationalwide Radio (Jamaica), ABC Color (Paraguay), among others.

editED VOLUMES

2019:  Special Issue: “50 Years of the Economics of Crime”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Guest editors: Sebastian Galiani, Laura Jaitman and Rodrigo Soares, March 2019.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • “Crime and Violence in the Caribbean" (with H. Sutton and J. Khadan) in: "Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean", Alleyne, T., Otker, I., Ramakrishnan, U., and K. Srinivasan, eds. International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC. 2017.

  • "The Welfare Costs of Crime and Violence in the Caribbean” (with I. Torre) in: “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combating Violence with Numbers”, Ruprah, I., and Sutton, H., eds. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC. 2017.

  • “From Cow Sellers to Beef Exporters: The Impact of Traceability on Cattle Farmers” in: “Information Technologies in Latin America”, A. Chong and M. Yanez-Pagans, eds. Anthem Press, London. Forthcoming.

WORKING PAPERS

  • “Crime and Durable Goods” (with S. Galiani and F. Weinschelbaum). Revision invited.

  • “The Dark Figure of Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean" (with V. Anauati). Revision invited.

  • “Police Profiling and Crime: NY Stop & Frisks policies” (with A. Bindler and S. Machin)

  • “Crime Patterns and Hotspots Dynamics in Latin America” (with N. Ajzenman)

  • “Frontiers in the Economics of Crime: lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean”

  • “Predictive policing in Latin America: evidence from two randomized controlled trials” (with S. Galiani)

  • “Foundations of Police Reforms” (with S. Galiani and G. Torrens))

  • "Public Transport from a Gender Perspective: Insecurity and Victimization in Latin America. The case of Lima and Asuncion Metropolitan Areas”. Revision invited.

POLicy Papers

  • “The Future or Work” (with F. Asef Horno). Global Solutions Journal. Issue 4. March 2019.

  • "Improving the efficiency of justice: evidence from a developing country" (with V. Anauati and M. Garcia). Inter-American Development Bank, 2018.

  • “Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: towards evidence-based policies” (with S. Machin). London School of Economics, CentrePiece Paper No CEPCP461, 2016.

  • “Public Transport from a Gender Perspective: crime victimization in Lima and Asuncion” (with S. Galiani) (in Spanish). Inter-American Development Bank, 2016.

  • “Promoting Evidence-Based Crime Prevention Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean” (with R. Guerrero Compean). Translational Criminology. Fall, 2015.

  • "Closing Knowledge Gaps: Toward Evidence-Based Crime Prevention Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean’’ (with R. Guerrero Compean). Inter-American Development Bank, 2015.

  • “Impact of Railways Expansion on Spatial Patterns” (with S. Berlinski and S. Galiani), Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper, 2011.

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AWARDS, GRANTS and projects

2017-2019: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad de España. Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovacion. “Networks and crime: a triple approximation to detect and prevent security threats”. PI: Daniel Montolio. ECO2016-75912-R.
2010-2014: Ricardo Scholarship for PhD; Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2009-2010: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Project: Impact of railway expansion on spatial patterns. (P.I.: S. Galiani).
2009: David Pearce Scholarship for MPhil; Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2006: Full scholarship for MSc in Economics, Universidad de San Andres, Argentina.
2008: Best 2005-2007 undergraduate thesis award for: "Determinants and Colatility of the Real Exchange Rate: The Argentine Case 1980-2004"; Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


CONFERENCEs ORGANIZED

2019 America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE), May 2019, Colombia.
2018 Investor Forum (with World Bank), Investing in Argentina (with Council of the Americas).
2017 America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE), June 2017, Santiago de Chile, Chile. IDB joint with LACEA, CAF, WB and REAP.
2016 America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE), June 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. IDB joint with LACEA, CAF, WB and REAP.
2015 Transatlantic Crime Economics Workshop, October 2015, London School of Economics, London, UK. IDB joint with CEP/LSE.
Crime and Citizen Security Polices in Latin America, August 2015, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. IDB joint with Crime Laboratory LICIP.
1st IDB Crime Prevention Roundtable, April, 2015, Inter-American Development Bank. Washington DC.
2014 Evidence Based Crime Prevention Policies Symposium, May 2014, IDB joint with George Mason University.


REcent presentations

2018: Royal Economic Society, UK; Council of the Americas, US; World Bank, US; Brookings, US; CSIS, US; Global Solutions Summit, Berlin; Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina; Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina; Think20, Business20, Civil20 Summits, Argentina. 
2017: Harvard University, US; Safer Cities Conference organized by Swedish Parliament, Sweden; London School of Economics, UK; University College London, UK; University of Oxford, UK; Canning House, UK; Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy Symposium, George Mason University, US.; America Latina Crime and Policy Network Meeting (AL CAPONE), Chile; Foro Ciudades Seguras, Panama; Inter-American Development Bank Board of Directors, US; Inter-American Development Development Challenges Seminar, US; Inter-American Development Bank Institution for Development Research seminar, US.
2016: George Mason University, US; International Conference on Government, Crime and Justice Statistics, Mexico; America Latina Crime and Policy Network Meeting (AL CAPONE) Meeting, Argentina; Consejo de la Judicatura Evaluation Workshop, Ecuador; Forum Brasileiro de Seguranca Publica, Brazil; Regional Citizen Security Dialogue, Argentina; Inter-American Development Bank Development Effectiveness Seminar, US.
2015: American Society of Criminology 2015 Meetings, US; Inter-American Development Bank Crime Prevention Roundtable, Washington DC; Crime and Citizen Security Polices seminar, LICIP, Argentina; Evaluation of Public Policies Conference, Secretaria Nacional de Planificacion del Desarrollo del Ecuador, Ecuador; Inter-American Development Bank Institution for Development Research seminar, US; Ministry of Interior strategic meeting, Uruguay; Regional Citizen Security Dialogue, Ecuador. 
2014: Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy 2014 Symposium, George Mason University, US.
2013: Royal Economic Society 2013 Conference, UK; Norface Migration Conference, UK.
2012: Inter-American Development Bank Urban Infrastructure Upgrade Evaluation Workshop, Brazil.
2011: University College London, Students Upgrade Seminar, UK; Institute of Fiscal Studies, Evaluation of Development Policies workshop, UK; Inter-American Development Bank FOMIN Seminar, US.
 


teaching experience

2016: Evaluation of Judicial Policy Changes. Consejo de la Judicatura, Quito, Ecuador.
2015: Citizen Security Impact Evaluation Workshop (Joint J-PAL/IDB workshop with S. Galiani). Secretaria de Gobernacion (SEGOB), Mexico DF, Mexico.
2014/5: Impact Evaluation Workshop. Jamaican Ministry of National Security, Kingston, Jamaica.
2014: Labour Economics (graduate). TA for Prof. Stephen Machin, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2013: Macroeconomics for Policy (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Wendy Carlin, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2011: Mathematics for Economists (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Martin Cripps, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2010: Macroeconomics (graduate). TA for Prof. Orazio Attanasio, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2010: Mathematics for Economists (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Malcolm Pemberton, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2009: Applied Microeconometrics (STATA sessions) with Prof. Sebastian Galiani. June, 2009. LACEA Course in Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.
2007-2009: Macroeconomics (undergraduate) TA for Prof. Daniel Heymann, Department of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2003-2009: Mathematics for Economics (undergraduate). TA and Coordinator of the course of Prof. Maria Teresa Casparri, Department of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.


languages

Spanish (native) - English (fluent) - German (advanced) - Hebrew (advanced) - Portuguese (intermediate) - French (beginner)


computer skills

Mathematics and Econometric Packages: Stata, Matlab, E-Views and R. - Crime analysis: CrimeStat - Spatial analysis: ArcGis, GEODA